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Full-Day Cradle of Human Kind Tour from Johannesburg - Origin of Human Kind Tour provided by Africa Moja Tours and Transfers

Full-Day Cradle of Human Kind Tour from Johannesburg - Origin of Human Kind Tour

Full-Day Cradle of Human Kind Tour from Johannesburg - Origin of Human Kind Tour
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cradle of Humankind occupies a treasured place in human history. Discover the ancient origins we all share at one of Earth’s most important fossil sites. Delve deep into African prehistory at the Maropeng Visitor Centre, home to a fascinating museum, and take a guided tour of the Sterkfontein Caves. You can skip the self-drive stress: Your driver/guide collects and drops off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • Experience the UNESCO-listed Cradle of Humankind from Johannesburg
  • Follow in the footsteps of our earliest ancestors, millions of years ago
  • Stay fueled with bottled water, lunch, and snacks
  • Take it easy with pickup and drop-off direct from your hotel (or the airport)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Experience the UNESCO-listed Cradle of Humankind from Johannesburg
  • Follow in the footsteps of our earliest ancestors, millions of years ago
  • Stay fueled with bottled water, lunch, and snacks
  • Take it easy with pickup and drop-off direct from your hotel (or the airport)
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38373P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Entry/Admission - The Cradle of Humankind
  • Entry/Admission - Sterkfontein Caves
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels in Johannesburg.
  • Airports:
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Entry/Admission - The Cradle of Humankind
  • Entry/Admission - Sterkfontein Caves
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels in Johannesburg.
  • Airports:
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Cradle of Humankind
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sterkfontein Caves
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Maneesh K
Milton Keynes, UK122 contributions
Good tour and Fantastic Guide!
Ask for Nic , he was absolutely knowledgeable and a good guide throughout the day. The conversations on a wide range of subjects made the tour memorable. The Cradle of human kind is a must visit if you are in Johannesburg. I would recommend the full day tour.
Written 16 February 2020
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africamoja
Hello, Thank you for the feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your tour with us.
Written 23 February 2020
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oldleftcoastdude
San Diego, CA27 contributions
Origins of human kind
Feb 2020
The caves and museum were very educational but nick, the tour guide was very knowledgeable. He had a wealth of information that he shared with us. We learned a lot not only from the sites we visited but about Johannesburg.
Written 13 February 2020
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africamoja
Thank you for your time with Africa Moja Tours and we are glad you enjoyed your tour with us.
Written 15 February 2020
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Elliott T
Mississauga, Canada31 contributions
Now this was cool
Jan 2020
They bill it as the cradle of humankind which Ethiopia is. However it is full of real achealogical sites that you can just imagine in your mind what life was like and images that show how life evolved from a in-depth scientific perspective I haven't really thought of before. Apparetly it was a sight where they found over 1000 prehumans. very cool and the guide was great! leave him a donation!
Written 24 January 2020
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africamoja
Thank for your time and we glad you enjoyed your tour with us.
Written 5 February 2020
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perakash
New Jersey395 contributions
Interesting and informative
Oct 2019
We were picked up at our hotel and given a bottle of water and a box of snacks. We were then driven to the caves where we were given a hard hat and taken down into the caves. Be aware that there are many many steps going in and out and some very low ceilings. After the caves we were driven to the cradle of humankind and first had lunch which was included. You could choose anything from the menu. Then we went into the museum which was interesting showing the evolution of modern day man.
Written 30 October 2019
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SuzyM
Austin, TX32 contributions
If you are into archeology and human evolution, this is a must-see.
Sep 2019
It was fun to see where the oldest bones were uncovered and understand how rampant mining lead to amazing discoveries. The cave had a few tight squeezes, but nothing too hard to navigate.
Written 28 September 2019
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Barry S
London, UK27 contributions
Fascinating day out with brilliant guide
Aug 2019
We had a great day out with our guide, Nick. He picked us up on time and was a really polite, interesting and knowledgeable guy. The tour of the Cradle of Humankind was very well done, interesting and challenging to our perceptions and understanding of where we all come from. Our guide for this was very droll, informative and funny. The caves are relatively easy to navigate but probably not great for anyone with claustrophobia. The on site museum is very good and there is a cafe/restaurant. We combined it with a visit to the Marapong Museum, which is great for kids and adults alike.
Written 17 September 2019
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Mums4Kids
Auckland Central, New Zealand229 contributions
Extremely Interesting
Apr 2019
I went on a full day Cradle of Human Kind and Sterkfontein Caves Tour with MoAfrika Tours. It was a full interesting tour and I wish it lasted longer than the 5 1/2 hours we were given. Just a word of warning, this tour although it says a full day it does not provide time for a lunch stop so make sure you bring something to eat and drink to have on the bus.
Written 15 April 2019
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James Douglas H
Maple Ridge, Canada2 contributions
Once in a Lifetime Opportunity
Nov 2018 • Solo
The tour operator picked me up early, which I appreciated and I was the only one doing the tour so it was great to talk with the tour operator. When you get to the caves you take the tour with other people and it was very informative. At the Cradle of Humankind museum you walk through at your own pace. Lunch was provided and you ordered whatever you wanted from the menu. Definitely worth taking the tour. I am glad I didn't try to drive myself, which I could have done, but signage isn't great along the highways, so having a driver is very helpful.
Written 21 November 2018
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Sara T
33 contributions
Great way to spend the day!
Visiting Joburg in the winter, my friends and I struggled a bit to find ways to spend our time. On a last minute whim we decided to book this tour (we called/booked at 9:00 and they picked us up same day at 10:30!) and it was a great decision.

This was our second time using this company and we were pleased again. Our driver Sharif was excellent - a very pleasant man and a good driver.

We were picked up around 10:30, and drove to the Cradle (took about 30 minutes without traffic). Sharif had bottled water for us in the car. Our first stop was the Sterkfontein Caves. A cave guide took us through and was very knowledgeable - it was a fun experience and we loved how involved it was. After the cave we met back up with Sharif, who drove us to the Maropeng Visitor Center.

At the center we sat down for lunch (included in the tour price) before heading inside the museum. The exhibits were interesting and highly interactive. Definitely had a “science museum” vibe more than just “history museum”. All of the content was intriguing and informative, but it didn’t feel too heavy or exhausting like a lot of museums can.

We finished with the museum by about 15:00 and Sharif took us back to our accommodations.

Overall we enjoyed everything the tour had to offer. You could certainly do this on your own (find transport to/from cradle, buy lunch, pay entrance fees) and it would be cheaper, but the convenience and peace of mind offered was worth it to us.
Written 9 July 2018
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HI Sarah, Thank you very much for the feedback. We look forward to next time. Regards, David Africa Moja Tours & Transfers
Written 25 August 2018
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Luis li
Sao Paulo, SP16 contributions
Very good tour!
I bought the Full day Cradle of Human Kind Tour. They picked me at my hotel Airbnb and I liked very much! Good service and they returned me to my hotel. Gostei muito do atendimento. Empresa honesta e tour legal! Carro confortavel!
Written 8 June 2018
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